Over 1,000 tonnes of recycled stone used on Cameron Bridge train station build

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THE new Cameron Bridge station is beginning to take shape after two months of ‘intensive’ work on site, Network Rail has said.

Since breaking ground in late January, engineers have been working to create new platforms for the station which is being delivered as part of the £116 million Levenmouth rail project.

Engineers have already used over 5,000 tonnes of material to create the base of the two platforms before casting the concrete foundations for each of the near 200m-long structures.

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The track-side walls of the new platforms have also been installed with 108 precast concrete wall sections, each weighing over four tonnes, being moved into position. Over 1,000 tonnes of stone recycled from the old Windygates station has also been used to create access roads to the new station, which is due to open in 2024.

The station, which will also have a footbridge and lifts, will serve the western end of the new rail line connecting the communities of Cameron Bridge and Methilhill to the rail network for the first time in more than five decades.

Located southeast of Windygates just off the A915, Cameron Bridge station will have 125 car parking spaces with provision for electric vehicle charging, accessible spaces and cycle storage. It will also have a bus stop and turning circle and will connect to local communities via new footpaths. It will also connect to Methilhill via a new bridge over the river to the south.

Brian Walker, Network Rail project manager for the station works, said, “The new Cameron Bridge station is progressing really well and it is great to see the new infrastructure taking shape. For the local community, seeing the station coming out of the ground makes it a reality and in the coming months, people will continue to see progress with the station and the construction of the new bridge.

Cameron Bridge is one of two new stations being built on the new rail link, with the other at Leven also now under construction.